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Icons Bill and Judi Williams: Telect founders build business for the generations

Bill and Judi Williams have always been a dynamic duo, supporting and encouraging one another in both their careers and in raising a family. The couple, who met in Alaska in 1962 and married after just two months of dating, are the founders of ...

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Icons Dave Clack: An accidental but beneficial career in banking

Looking back on the high points from a career spanning more than four decades that has earned him broad praise in business and civic leadership circles here, Spokane’s David A. Clack seems uneasy dwelling on personal achievements. ...

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Icons Harlan Douglass: Constructing a path to success

Spokane real estate magnate Harlan Douglass has been letting up on the reins a bit over the last five years, but he hasn’t exactly gotten off the horse. “I show up here all the time,” he says from a conference room at the Douglass Properties ...

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Icons LeRoy Nosbaum: Engineering a Spokane-area tech manufacturer to success

In a career that spanned more than 40 years in the utilities industry, LeRoy Nosbaum spent about 17 years at Liberty Lake-based energy and water technology and services company Itron Inc., including two separate periods as the company’s CEO. ...

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Icons Paul Redmond: Persistent job seeker rises to top

Paul Redmond, former CEO, president and chairman of Spokane-based Washington Water Power Co., says he was warned that people would soon forget him after he retired following a 33-year career with the energy company now known as Avista Corp. ...

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Gravity Labs hopes to bring matchmaking to the masses

Spokane entrepreneurs Robbi Katherine Anthony and Patrick McHugh have partnered to create Gravity, a new dating app where instead of choosing your matches, other users choose for you....

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Glucose Revival prepares product for market

Three-year-old Spokane startup company Glucose Revival is preparing its product, the Thrive glucose necklace, for an initial soft launch this month, says owner Kris Maynard....

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Life Connect designs app to reduce addiction relapse

Life Connect, an app created through Spokane-based Life Recovery Solutions Inc., is designed to connect those struggling with mental illness, drug addiction, or homelessness with their personal support groups and professionals....

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Out of the bag: Grocers prepare for potential plastic ban

Retailers throughout Washington state soon could be banned from offering customers single-use plastic bags, in an effort to reduce plastic waste and better protect the environment....

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Avista program sparks charging station trend

Spokane-based Avista Corp. has partnered with more than 50 Washington businesses to install 136 electric vehicle charging stations throughout the state as part of a pilot program....

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